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A 1 track krautrock single (5m 56s) — released June 16th 2023 on Mais Um

Following BBC radio support for their debut single from Tom Ravenscroft, Gilles Peterson and Late Junction, SANAM present second single "Bell" - a krautrock-influenced Arabic-groove influenced by a live collaboration SANAM did with Hans Joachim Irmler from FAUST in 2021.

SANAM is Sandy Chamoun (vocals), Antonio Hajj (bass), Farah Kaddour (buzuk), Anthony Sahyoun (guitar, synth), Pascal Semerdjian (drums) and Marwan Tohme (guitars) - members of influential acts in Beirut's tight-knit independent music scene such as Al Rahel al Kabir, Postcards, Kinematik and Oviid - and they formed SANAM following an invitation to perform with Irmler at Beirut's experimental Irtijal music festival in 2021.

"The musical direction for SANAM was set out by the improv sessions with Joachim," says Sahyoun. "We weren't looking at doing something specific, it ended up coming out as a weird mix between improvised rock, tarab/arabic song and ambient. Kind of putting different things in a blender (our different musical backgrounds) and never really letting them quite fuse together."

Absolutely love this record, it's amazing” - Tom Ravenscroft 6music

“A bit post punk and experimental and very very interesting” - Gilles Peterson 6music

Review issue out June - The Wire

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